Pedestrian street proposed around Da Lat's picturesque lake

By Truong Ha, Khanh Huong   May 27, 2024 | 07:06 pm PT
Da Lat authorities plan to open a 1.6 kilometer-long walking street around Xuan Huong Lake in the Central Highlands' gem of a mountain resort town.
Đường Trần Quốc Toản chạy ven hồ Xuân Hương - nơi được đề xuất mở phố đi bộ. Ảnh:  Hải Đăng

Tran Quoc Toan Street along Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat. Photo by VnExpress/Hai Dang

As proposed by municipal authorities, a pedestrian-only street around the lake would be cleared of vehicular traffic every weekend night.

If the proposal is approved, the street is expected to open to the public in early June every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

The area will feature entertainment services, including community night performances, cultural exchanges and martial arts events. The walking street will also be flanked with stalls selling signature regional products.

Du khách ngắm cảnh hồ Xuân Hương bằng xe ngựa. Ảnh:  Khánh Hương

Tourists take a sightseeing tour along the Xuan Huong Lake on a horse ride. Photo by VnExpress/Khanh Huong

Authorities propose arranging traffic checkpoints at two intersections along the walking street. At these checkpoints, motorbike parking would be allowed on the roadway. Other parking lots would be located in Tran Quoc Toan and Tao Dan parks.

The street would be cleaned daily, equipped with public toilets, recycle bins, decorative lights, and benches.

The Da Lat People's Committee aims to make the scene a place for people from all over the world to gather.

Da Lat, a former French hill station in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, is a major tourist destination.

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